The German national team in basketball Joshiko Saibou was Tuesday sacked by his kub, Telekom Baskets Bonn, after Saibous the recent actions associated with coronapandemien.
concretely participated Saibou in a demonstration in Berlin at the weekend. A demonstration against the government's battle against coronavirussen. According to the demonstrators - and, therefore, the Saibou - have Angela Merkel and co. done too little to contain the dreaded and fatal virus.
It is now not to take a position and participate actively, to Saibou ended up with a fyreseddel. As well club as the national basketballforbund recognises that everyone has the right to have an opinion - and even to demonstrate for it.
But, as Baskets Bonn director, Wolfgang Wiedlich, writes in a press release: We will not be responsible for the permanent risk of infection, as the player Saibou pose to his teammates and other teams in the league.
the 30-year-old Saibou was fired for violating 'the terms of the current contract as a professional sportsman', says the club. Or said with other words: Saibou smoke at the gate, because he simply poses a threat to the hygiene in the German basketball working to shut down the fans to the matches for the upcoming season.
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There were many people in the streets of Berlin in the weekend. Photo: John MacDougall/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix
Here you see the protesters at the Brandeburger Tor. Photo: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
Photo: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
Germany have taken note of the good 211.000 the case of Covid-19-infected individuals - with over 9000 deaths to follow. The last few weeks the number of infected started to rise again after a few months, when the figure was downward.
Joshiko Saibou, who has played ten matches for Germany, participated in the demonstration in Berlin, where reportedly up to 20,000 participants. Very few wore face masks and kept the distance, as recommended, prompting the police to intervene and dissolve the demonstration.
It helped also not on his chances in Bonn, he Monday on Instagram showed how he trained in a træninscenter with a teammate - even without using the face mask.
He has, on several occasions, writes the news agency AFP, was critical to the authorities ' behavior during the pandemic, and even backed up on several conspiracy theories.
- Joshiko Saibou has again and again expressed its position on the pandemic or virus in the social media. He also did so at the demonstration at the weekend by intentionally and openly breaking the well known rules, writes the club.
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